Andrew Barret Cox
In May of 1895 poet and celebrity Oscar Wilde was convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years hard labor. The career, persona, and world Wilde created for himself shattered in an explosion of public scandal and intimate anguish. In his love-torn fall, Oscar was neither the first nor the last.
Journeying from pop party to abstract performance, OSCAR at The Crown and the love that dare not speak its name offers a glimpse into the mind of the man behind the reputation, ultimately breaking apart the distinctions between performer, character, and inspiration. OSCAR… premiered at OBERON in April 2015, as a new venture into collaboration between the American Repertory Theater and curricular art-making at Harvard.